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Species Specific => Japanese Maple Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: tanlu on July 02, 2011, 01:02 AM

Title: deformed leaves
Post by: tanlu on July 02, 2011, 01:02 AM
Hi everyone,

My red Japanese maple had normal leaves earlier in the spring, but the new growth always turns out to be malformed. The leaves stay wrinkled and some only have 3 lobes rather than the usual 5. Even their shape this year is completely different from last year. Could this be some fungus or over fertilizing?

T
Title: Re: deformed leaves
Post by: Owen Reich on July 02, 2011, 07:40 AM
Not sure about the change in number of lobes.  The malformation could be a number of things from bugs to weather.  Please post a picture or two.
Title: Re: deformed leaves
Post by: plantmanky on July 02, 2011, 07:42 AM
would be nice to see a few pictures of the tree and leaves in question.  It would sure help to potentially identify the problem

Randy